Saturday 21 July 2018

Ex-Anglo boss FitzPatrick wife's settles court claim

Catriona FitzPatrick, wife of Sean FitzPatrick, leaves the Four Courts yesterday. Photo: Collins
Catriona FitzPatrick, wife of Sean FitzPatrick, leaves the Four Courts yesterday. Photo: Collins

Tim Healy

High Court actions involving the wife of former Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been settled.

Ms Justice Marie Baker had been hearing three sets of proceedings related to Catriona FitzPatrick's claim she was entitled to €6m of her husband's assets. He was declared bankrupt in 2010 with assets of some €47m and debts of €147m. He later exited from bankruptcy.

Ms FitzPatrick had brought proceedings against the official assignee (OA) in bankruptcy, Chris Lehane, claiming she had a beneficial interest in certain of his assets as a result of having paid towards loans for assets.

She also brought a claim under family law. The OA, in the estate of Mr FitzPatrick, brought his own proceedings against Ms FitzPatrick and the couple's three adult children.

The case was about to enter a fifth day when Jacqueline O'Brien, for the FitzPatrick side, said the court could make orders dismissing proceedings brought by Ms FitzPatrick against the OA and the other two sets of proceedings could be struck out.

Irish Independent

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